Hay Fever Treatment With Essential Oils

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is prevalent this time of year. It can be triggered by airborne allergens like pollen, animal hair, feathers and even dust mites found in our homes and places of work. The body reacts by producing lots of histamines which in turn causes inflammation of the nasal passages and sinus-related areas. We get red-itchy eyes, our nose runs, and we sneeze sometimes repeatedly. A more serious form of respiratory allergy is…

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

by David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Most men and women enjoy perfumes, whether they are colognes, aftershave lotions, sachets, or costly potions to titillate emotions. There are perfumes for the morning, for the working day, for occasions of entertainment, for the evening, and for the night. Some people wear different fragrances according the occasion and the time of day. People usually wear fragrances for a purpose. Flowers do the same. If you have a rose garden,…

Ancient Methods of Extraction for Making Perfume

Making perfume is an art that’s been around for many centuries. To many, it’s much more than an art. It’s a creation of thought, inspiration and care, resulting in some of the most beautiful fragrances imaginable. Although there have been different methods implemented through the years, the general principle and purpose of making perfume is the same: extracting a desired scent. In a previous blog we covered many methods of extracting fragrances from various plant…

Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses Smelling the fragrance of a rose can bring healing and elevate one’s mood.  Even when the scent is too faint to notice healing is taking place.  The sense of smell facilitated through the olfactory nerve invites the fragrance into certain regions of the brain, enabling the body to process them naturally. Just inhaling a fragrance will bring healing to the body because with pure therapeutic essential oils the molecules are…

Uses of Essential Oils

Historic Uses of Essential Oils The many varied uses of aromatherapy essential oils date back from in the early Egyptian times. There has been a major rise in the use of aromatherapy in Western civilization in just the past few years. The scientifical term for aromatherapy is also known as the term psychoneuroimmunology. This form of science is the study of the immune, neurological, and psychological systems. Our immune systems are greatly effected by our…

Essential Oils For Bug Repellent

Essential Oils for Bug Repellent How many times have you been out enjoying a warm summer evening only to have a squadron of mosquito’s ruin it with endless strafing runs? Hand to hand combat only gives temporary relief and barely slows them down. Maybe chemical warfare might do the trick, with the nasty smelling bug sprays. Or some biological warfare with cages full of lizards and frogs. I don’t think the ladies would appreciate that…

We’re In the News: St. Petersburg Woman teaches about Essential Oils and their biblical healing and spiritual qualities

St. Petersburg woman teaches about essential oils and their biblical healing and spiritual qualities in Brooksville By Gail Hollenbeck, Times Correspondent In Print: Saturday, July 11, 2009 On the Web: http://www.tampabay.com/news/religion/article1017522.ece BROOKSVILLE When Rebecca Park Totilo discovered a spot on her face that looked suspicious, she thought about what she had gone through before when skin cancer was removed from her arm. “He really dug deep and left an ugly scar, so when I saw…